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Schools Offering Law Programs in Utah

Each year, roughly 1.0% of Utah students graduate with degrees in law. In other words, every year an estimated 897 law professionals graduate from Utah's 27 law schools.

Top Schools

University of Utah, which was ranked 27th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Utah that has a law program. It is located in Salt Lake City. In 2010, University of Utah graduated 125 students from its law program. Students at University of Utah paid $6,272 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Utah with a law program is Brigham Young University, which is located in Provo. In 2010, it was ranked 56th nationwide. In 2010, Brigham Young University graduated 149 students from its law program. Brigham Young University charged in-state students $4,420 in tuition fees per year.

Broadview University, which is located in West Jordan, is the third-ranked school in Utah that has a law program. It received a ranking of 67th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 8 students graduated from Broadview University law program. Students at Broadview University paid $14,760 per year in tuition fees.


If you choose to attend a Utah law school, average tuition will be $9,813 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,542 per year to $25,980 per year. The Utah law schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Westminster College - located in Salt Lake City, students are charged $25,980 per year
  2. Argosy University-Salt Lake City - located in Draper, students are charged $19,812 per year
  3. ITT Technical Institute-Murray - located in Salt Lake City, students are charged $18,048 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Utah law schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Snow College - located in Ephraim, students are charged $2,542 per year
  2. Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah - located in Price, students are charged $2,670 per year
  3. Latter-day Saints Business College - located in Salt Lake City, students are charged $2,900 per year

A law degree from an Utah school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs law graduates in Utah pursue include law clerk, administrative judge, police officer, court clerk, and paralegal. Utah had 14,760 law professionals in 2010. 4,630 of these law professionals were lawyers, 430 were law clerks, and 160 were administrative judges. The largest populations of Utah law professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Salt Lake County - 8,980 law professionals
  2. Davis County - 1,770 law professionals
  3. Juab County - 1,550 law professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of law professionals is expected to grow by 21% by 2018. There are projected to be 20,400 law professionals working in Utah then. Of these 20,400 law professionals, the government predicts that 8,580 will be lawyers, an unknown number will be law clerks, and 180 will be administrative judges.


On average, law professionals earn a salary of $56,066 per year in Utah state. But, salaries for law professional can vary. In 2010, law professional made as little as less than $18,750 per year or as much as more than $132,950 per year in Utah. Law professionals in the following Utah counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Salt Lake County - $60,918 per year
  2. Juab County - $53,415 per year
  3. Davis County - $52,269 per year

The Utah counties with the lowest average salary for law professionals are:

  1. Millard County - $33,995 per year
  2. Franklin County - $36,230 per year
  3. Washington County - $36,703 per year

On average, the highest paid law professionals in Utah were:

  1. Lawyer - $120,310 per year
  2. Judge - $90,890 per year
  3. Administrative Judge - $77,310 per year

The law professionals with lowest average salaries in Utah were:

  1. Court Clerk - $31,820 per year
  2. Conservation Officer - $28,060 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Utah statistics regarding a career in law and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as forensic accounting or public administration.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Law in Utah
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law in Utah
  • Master's Degree in Law in Utah
  • Doctoral Degree in Law in Utah
  • Certificate in Law in Utah

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Lawyers 4,630 $120,310 39.9%
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 4,300 $45,430 13.5%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 1,840 $40,450 67.3%
Legal Secretaries 1,480 $38,530 -9.8%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 1,170 $31,820 -4.1%
Judicial Law Clerks 430 $33,570
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 420 $70,140 2.4%
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 160 $77,310 14.3%
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 160 $90,890 -5.9%
Fish and Game Wardens 110 $28,060
Bailiffs 60 $40,220 -40.0%

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